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kleinbl00  ·  167 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: De Beers to start selling synthetic diamonds

Dude. Rio Grande has craptons of diamonds from all over the place. Have done for 30 years. The difference between "what people pay" and "what jewelers pay" can be 95%.

Went to a rock'n'mineral show over the weekend. Every single person there had opals (of questionable quality, as per always) for the low-low-never-seen-before price of $20/ct. However, there was only one crew clever enough to put the damn things in glass display cases.

Everyone else was selling 1" pyrite crystals for $40. Put it in glass? $200.

Capitalism.




moslydeaf  ·  167 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Word, I need to look into it more, I just skimmed links off a google search a while ago and decided simulants was the extent of my price range for a few years haha.

kleinbl00  ·  167 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, the fire mostly ain't there. If you're buying wholesale you can get a lot of pretty stuff for a lot less than you think.

moslydeaf  ·  167 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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